Resources


Here are some organisations where you will be able to find a variety of different forms of help and support.

Anthony Nolan
www.anthonynolan.org
Matches blood stem cell and bone marrow donors to people with blood cancer and blood disorders. Also provides support to patient and conducts research into bone marrow treatments.

Bloodwise
(formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)
0207 405 0101
www.bloodwise.org.uk

Caring Cancer Trust
www.caringcancertrust.com/kids-2-go
Holidays to the Alps for children recovering from cancer

Chemo to the Rescue
www.chemo-to-the-rescue.com
Chemo to the Rescue – a children's book about leukaemia

Child Bereavement Charity
01494 568900
www.childbereavement.org.uk
Support when child is bereaved, or when a child has a terminal illness or dies. See online shop for books and information for professionals and families.

Child Death Helpline
0800 282 986 – Or from mobiles 0808 800 6019
www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk
The Child Death Helpline is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.

Children’s Wish Foundation International
www.childrenswish.org
Based in the US, they give children days and out and organise treats

Christian Lewis Trust
01792 480 500
www.christianlewistrust.org
Provides counselling, support groups, play therapists and breaks

CLIC Sargent
0800 197 0068
www.clicsargent.org.uk
Provides information, support, care grants and respite breaks

Counselling Directory
www.counselling-directory.org.uk
A confidential service that can help you find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in your local area.

Cyclists Fighting Cancer
0300 500 4040
cyclistsfc.org.uk
Cyclists Fighting Cancer give bikes, tandems and specially adapted trikes to children and young people who have been affected by cancer.

Dreams Come True
0800 018 6013
www.dctc.org.uk
Makes dreams come true for seriously and terminally ill children across the country

Family Fund
08449 744 099
www.familyfund.org.uk
Provides grants to low income families caring for a disabled or seriously ill child

Give Kids the World
www.gktw.org
Resort located in Florida. Contact via the online form.

Great Ormond Street Hospital
020 7405 9200
www.gosh.nhs.uk
Accepts applications from international patients

Hannah’s Appeal
023 9257 0810
www.hannahsappeal.org
Holiday home in the New Forest available for families of children who have cancer.

Heads High
07717 532 021
www.heads-high.com
Louise Stewart set up Heads High after her 7 year old daughter found it hard to find suitable wigs after losing her hair during chemo. She has an online shop with products for children, teens and adults.

JD Travel Insurance Consultants
0844 247 4749
www.jdtravelinsurance.co.uk
Accepts all kinds of medical conditions and age groups

Leukaemia CARE
08088 010 444
www.leukaemiacare.org.uk
24 hour dedicated helpline

Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund
0170873436
www.lennoxccf.org.uk
Provides support, care grants and respite breaks

Little Princess Trust
0845 094 4509
www.littleprincesses.org.uk
Accepts hair donations and makes wigs for children

Macmillan Cancer Support
0808 808 00 00
www.macmillan.org.uk
Helpline, information, local support, financial assistance

Make a Wish Foundation
01276 40 50 60
www.make-a-wish.org.uk
They grant wishes for children with life threatening illnesses

Momentum
020 8974 5931
www.moment-um.org
Set up by parents, aims to help children and families in the Surrey and South West London area

Solving Kids' Cancer
020 7284 0800
www.solvingkidscancer.org.uk
Supports families affected by high-risk childhood cancers in the areas of neuroblastoma, brain tumours and sarcomas.

NHS UK
www.nhs.uk
Access health advice and information from the NHS

OMV (Order of Malta Volunteers)
www.omv.org.uk
Activity holidays for sick or disabled children and adults

Over the Wall
02392 477110
www.otw.org.uk
Runs activity camps for children and young people aged 8-17 who are affected by serious and life limiting illnesses

Paul O’Gorman Lifeline
email info@lifelinegb.org
www.lifelinegb.org
Helping children with life threatening illnesses from poor countries

Place2be
020 7923 5500
www.theplace2be.org.uk
Counselling in schools

Rainbow Trust
01372 363438
www.rainbowtrust.org.uk
Provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness through support workers

Riprap
www.riprap.org.uk
Online advice for teens and young people when a parent has cancer

Starlight Children’s Foundation
020 7262 2881
www.starlight.org.uk
Grants wishes for children who have a serious or terminal illness

Teenage Cancer Trust
020 7612 0370
www.teenagecancertrust.org
Improves the lives of teenagers and young people with cancer

The Compassionate Friends
0845 123 2304
www.tcf.org.uk
Bereaved parents offering friendship, support and understanding to other bereaved parents.

Together for Short Lives
0845 108 2201
www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk
Support for families who have a child with a life limiting illness

Tom's Gift
020 7840 7810
www.macmillan.org.uk/tomsgift
Created by The Tom Grahame Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, Tom’s Gift is a special present sent to children aged 0-16 who require treatment for any type of cancer.

Willow Foundation
01707 259777
www.willowfoundation.org.uk
Special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds

Winston’s Wish
08452 03 04 05
www.winstonswish.org.uk
Provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families

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